We Need to Talk About Kevin

My sister really tried to get me to read Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin. But she refused, unbeknownst to me, to give up any major plot points besides the basics. Which is the greatest gift she could have ever given me.  While I’d love to explain to everyone exactly why that We Need to Talk About Kevin is so worth reading and watching, I’m going to be as vague as possible.  The greatest thing you could do is go... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – We Need to Talk About Kevin

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of We Need to Talk About Kevin since my sister read, and highly praised the book. A film adaptation seemed like a good idea. And throwing Tilda Swinton into the mix is never a bad idea. The film has a 92% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes, although it should be noted only thirteen reviews have been counted so far. At this point, I’m in. Here’s Oscilloscope’s overview, some stills, and below... Read More

Good Valentine’s Day

This is old news, and only two thirds movie related, but I’m throwing caution to the wind and talking about it anyway. Yesterday was a very, very good Valentine’s.  First, I wake up to Pitchfork telling me Radiohead announced a new album being released.  This Saturday.  It’s like Thom Yorke was asking me to be his Valentine.  Yes, Thom, yes!  A thousand times yes.  Best of all, you can download it for nine-ish bucks.  Or... Read More

I Am Love

I was initially drawn to I Am Love for two reasons. One: The overbearing score in the trailer, and two, the almost ubiquitous acclaim received by all the critics I respect. The New York Times has already made it a Critic’s Pick for goodness sakes.  I was not disappointed, everything they said was true. The is as lavish and luxurious as most anything I’ve ever seen.  The story follows a young Russian matriarch named Emma (Tilda Swinton),... Read More

The Limits of Control

It seems I constantly regret not being more familiar with Jim Jarmusch’s work. Since the last time I wrote about him, despite being offered several good selections, I still haven’t seen much of his. However, now I can add The Limits of Control to this short list, and despite being an exercise in patience, it leaves me wanting more. Jarmusch wrote the script for this film, and its minimalism is intriguing in the same way I very much enjoyed... Read More

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher is the guy who directed Fight Club, The Game, Se7en, and Zodiac.  So the fact the source material for his most recent endeavor comes from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who’s born old and grow young a little confusing.  Especially when you consider the PG-13 rating. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one long-ass movie.  Let’s break it down into three parts, each one hour long. The first act is where... Read More

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading is a seriously good time. And who wouldn’t believe that with it’s ridiculously long list of bitchin’ actors/directors? Last year the Coen brothers took us to a much darker place with the Best Picture winning No Country For Old Men, but this year, they show us a much lighter side of life. The Coen brothers supply the film with a terrific, clockwork script (the kind we’ve learned to expect from them) that... Read More